County board approves several oil patch man camps

Associated Press

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A Williams County board has approved several man camps designed to house about 4,500 people in North Dakota's oil patch.

The Williston Herald reported Wednesday that one of the camps near Tioga would have 2,500 beds in more than 70 buildings. The Williams County Planning and Zoning Commission voted 3-2 to recommend approval for the proposal by a Texas company.

Commissioner Tate Cymbaluk says the so-called Capital Riggers Lodge would be "like a whole other town."

The commission also recommended approval for an 800-bed camp north of Williston, and approved a 792-bed camp near Tioga and a 350-bed camp in Round Prairie Township.